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Tony Awards: Daniel Radcliffe and 'Bengal Tiger' among snubs in 2011 nominations

May 3, 2011 |  6:57 am


Harry Potter won't be taking home a Tony Award this year. Actor Daniel Radcliffe didn't get great reviews for his high-profile performance in the revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," and now the Tonys have agreed, failing to give the young actor a Tony nomination Tuesday morning.

This is the second time Radcliffe has been snubbed by the Tony Awards, the first time being in 2009 for his Broadway debut in the play "Equus."

"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize last year, was overlooked in the play category. Its high-profile star, Robin Williams, also failed to receive an acting nod for his performance in the title role. The war drama, which had its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2009, received three nominations -- for featured actor, lighting and sound. The play has been struggling to fill seats at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it opened to mixed reviews in late March.

Among the snubs in the new-musical category were "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," based on 1994 movie, and "Baby It's You," which had its debut at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2009.

The revival of "That Championship Season" was left entirely out in the cold. None of its cast members -- featuring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Chris Noth and Brian Cox -- received nominations.

Other acting snubs included Chris Rock in "The Mother... With the Hat," James Earl Jones in "Driving Miss Daisy," Raúl Esparza in "Arcadia" and Robert Sean Leonard and Jim Belushi for "Born Yesterday."


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-- David Ng

Photo (top): Daniel Radcliffe and Tammy Blanchard in Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying." Credit: Ari Mintz / Associated Press

Photo credit (bottom): American Theatre Wing